Multiple Celebrities Are Showing Love For Dwyane Wade’s Transgender Daughter Zaya
Things are moving fast in the Dwyane Wade household. Just last year, the entire family hit up the Miami Beach Pride Festival to support Wade’s (then) 11-year-old son, Zion.
He came out to the world last year. Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union have been extremely supportive throughout this entire process. Some people say they have been ~too~ supportive, almost pushing him into this lifestyle.
Whatever you believe, it’s clear Zion did not feel at home in his body, ’cause just this week, Wade shared that Zion came out as transgender.
She’s going by Zaya now and Wade is calling her his new daughter.
So once Zaya, our 12-year-old, came home — first Zion, I don’t know if everyone knows, originally named Zion, born as a boy — came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I’m ready to live my truth. And I want to be referenced as she and her. I would love for you guys to call me Zaya.’
Multiple celebrities have been sending messages of support to Wade and Zaya, including Jessica Alba, Mindy Kaling, Timbaland and Kerry Washington, who wrote, “Zaya speaking TRUTH!!!”
Even Zaya’s big brother Zaire is showing nothing but love and support.
He went on his Instagram account to speak on it…
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Man, I remember bugging my mom as a kid telling her I wanted a brother so bad. I was the only child looking for company and someone to look after and take care of. I have been blessed to have my best friend, Zaya with me for 12 years. We did everything together…we fought, we played, we laughed and we cried. But the one thing we never did was leave each other behind… I’ve told you that I would lay my life down to make sure you are ten toes down and happy on this earth. I don’t care what they think Z, you are my best friend and I love you kid, and if it means anything, just know there’s no love lost on this side ✊🏾
I’m sure people are going to have some negative things to say about this, but at the end of the day…it ain’t your life. It’s not your kid. It’s not your family. You can voice your opinion, but it don’t really matter.